Early okay of P4.4B budget assured

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental is targeting to complete the deliberations of the proposed P4.4 billion budget of the province for 2021, before the end of this month.           This was after the SP Committee on Finance, chaired by

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Classrooms up for use as quarantine facilities

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN With Covid-19 isolation facilities overwhelmed with occupants, classrooms will now be utilized as quarantine facilities, with Negros Occidental getting daily average active cases of 200 in the early days of May. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson advised

Pump prices up for fourth straight week

Oil companies have announced another hike in pump prices, marking the fourth consecutive week for an increase. Starting this morning, Cleanfuel, Petro Gazz, Seaoil, and Shell will hike diesel prices by P0.70 per liter, and gasoline by P0.75 per liter.

Boxer pleads not guilty in slay of lover

Puerto Rican former Olympic boxer Felix Verdejo pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the killing of his pregnant lover and their unborn child, in a case that has fanned outrage over violence against women in the US territory. Verdejo entered his

20K doses of Sinovac vaccine arriving

BY ADRIAN P. NEMES III About 20,000 additional doses of the China-made Sinovac vaccine will be delivered to Bacolod City next week. Dr. Chris Sorongon, Emergency Operations Center deputy for medical and data analysis, said they will open more vaccination

Word of the Year

What is the word of the year? Could it be anything  other than COVID? Actually it has been on everyone’s mouth and thoughts, not because of its novelty, but because of its deadly connotation. Of course we all remember that

As in a race

There are some verses in St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians that, I believe, are worth giving more serious attention. They talk to us about the need for self-discipline, the serious and consistent pursuit of a goal—things that we